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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 04:32 PM

20. Predictions are always dicey, especially about the future

As mentioned upthread, the whole "Hoo boy, something BIG is about to break" seems designed to get the public accustomed to disappointment and lessen public trust in the media. While this same thing could be said about Trump, he just spews so much bullshit and comes up with new bullshit all the time that the media forget he promised to announce something or do something in a couple of weeks, and he's never ever held accountable. If someone does remember a broken promise, Trump blithely lies that he never said what he plainly said (and yes, there are tapes), and off he goes again.

For our part, I suggest we tamp down expectations a little bit. The more breathless the prediction, the less we should engage with it. If something dramatic actually happens, we can discuss it then. But this habit of haring off after every juicy rumor or bit of idle gossip just angries up the blood.

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